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The University Without Walls closed May, 2011.

Applications are no longer being accepted.

Closing celebrations took place during Skidmore College's Commencement Weekend, May 20-21, 2011.

To view electronic memories of the University Without Walls, which were submitted by alumni, former faculty, and friends of the program, please click here.

The University Without Walls began in 1971 as an experiment in non-traditional education jointly funded by the Ford Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education, and has been granting Skidmore College degrees since 1975.

Operating under the auspices of the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at Skidmore College, UWW was registered with the State of New York. Skidmore College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

To find out more about the Middle States Association, visit its Web site at

ACADEMICS Accreditation

Jeanne Eddy


University Without Walls provided me a new direction in life. As a newly single mother with young children, UWW allowed me to experience an exciting academic world, one that I had not previously considered. To realize that one can not only be challenged in an academic setting, but excel as well, is a revelation. UWW allowed me to begin again, at a time when a new beginning was just what I needed.


University Without Walls
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Phone: (518) 580-5450  .  Fax: (518) 580-5449